Union City, Tennessee

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Union City is a city in Obion County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 10,876 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Obion County.[3] The name comes from its location at the union of two railroads, one running roughly east-west and the other roughly north-south. Union City is best known for two things: It was the site of a minor battle in the American Civil War in March 1864, and it has a Goodyear Tire Plant.

Union City is the principal city of the Union City Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Obion County and Fulton County, Kentucky.

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Geography

Union City is located at 36°25′28″N 89°3′3″W / 36.42444°N 89.05083°W / 36.42444; -89.05083 (36.424395, -89.050850)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.6 km²), all of it land. The current mayor is Terry Hailey.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,876 people, 4,568 households, and 2,905 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,020.1 people per square mile (393.9/km²). There were 5,013 housing units at an average density of 470.2/sq mi (181.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.44% White, 21.29% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.59% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.

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